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A Moffat County man, allegedly enroute to kidnap a teen girl, was arrested last week by Wisconsin law enforcement. 22-year-old Curtis Bowser faces charges of Possession of Child Pornography, Child Enticement, and Attempted Abduction of a Child.
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office had a busy few days last week. On Thursday, October 12th, a federal fugitive wanted for meth distribution was arrested in Rock Springs.
The Uintah High School Student of the Week is Kaelyb George, nominated by Mr. Callantine. The Ute Athlete of the Week is cross country athlete David Powell, nominated by Coach Galley.
As a regional campus in a rural area, USU-Uintah Basin will be benefitting from a three-year grant from the George S. and Dolores Eccles Foundation. The $216,000 dollar grant is aimed at supporting first-generation students pursuing degrees in the sciences and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply.
A recent reminder has been issued of common fraud schemes. The FBI provides a thorough list of ever evolving fraud schemes striking across the nation. The following is among their top frauds to watch for and tips to keep in mind.
One of the oldest charter schools in Houston Texas is receiving some love and support from local students who wanted to help after Hurricane Harvey. The Terra Academy in Vernal invited their students to each try to donate $1 to help out the Beatrix Maise Charter School in Houston that was affected after the hurricane.
A meeting aimed at public discussion and education on Proposition 5 is coming up. Proposition 5 asks voters to decide if Uintah County shall be authorized to impose a quarter of one percent sales tax, which is the equivalent of 1 cent for every $4 dollars spent, for the purpose of transportation services such as roads, traffic, pedestrian safety, public transit and non-motorized transportation.
Construction has been ongoing on the Vernal Regional Airport runway project . The paving portion of the project is now complete which is considered a major milestone in the project. The completion of the runway is considered a crucial part in upgrading local air service to support growth in the local economy.
A sentencing hearing continued late this week in a case of double vehicular homicide that resulted in the death of a one-year-old and her 62-year-old grandmother on March 10th in Green River, Wyoming. Baby Stella Doak and her grandma Debra DeVries were at home when 68-year-old George Maestas drove his vehicle into the residence resulting in their death and the serious injury of another adult in the home.
Representative Rob Bishop is heading an effort aimed at balancing the interests between federal and local governments. As Chairman of the Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs, Bishop held a hearing on Thursday to ask the question: “Are We ‘Federalizing’ Federalism?” to explore state and local government and interrelations with federal government.
The Vernal Area Chamber’s 2nd Quarter Outstanding Public Service Award recipient is Aaron Averett of Sunrise Engineering. Averett opened the Sunrise Engineering Vernal office 6 years ago after having worked for Sunrise Engineering in Washington, Utah for 8 years.
The Ute Tribe issued a press release regarding the September 21st Tenth Circuit court decision to dismiss Wyoming v. United States. Because the United States already published its intent to repeal costly fracking rules published in 2015, the Tenth Circuit court followed by dismissing the appeals and suit related to those rules.
A local champion for education is being honored tonight at the UtahFutures Celebrates Stories of Champions Dinner at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. UBTech Admissions Specialist, Jim LaMuth, is one of only 14 in the state being named as an American Graduate Champion by helping Utah learners reach academic and professional milestones. Jim invests in far more than just helping students with admissions.
Energy country is celebrating the EPA’s latest announcement that proposes to repeal the Obama administration’s “Clean Power Plan”. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt issued the notice which determined that the plan’s regulations exceed the EPA’s statutory authority.
Most local kids and their families are in the groove of the new school year by now but for kids walking or riding bikes or scooters to and from school it’s important that parents ensure their kids are staying alert and watching for vehicles. According to Safe Kids Utah, traffic collisions are the number one cause of death among children ages 5 to 19 in the United States.
The Roosevelt State Street project is ongoing and making progress. One thing to note for drivers is that State Street is now closed south of Meadow Brook Subdivision through Saturday, October 14th.
It’s almost time for Utah’s most popular hunt and fall foliage is on full display ready to greet hunters. According to the Division of Wildlife Resources, over 60,000 hunters, along with their families and friends, will be trekking into Utah’s backcountry to enjoy the fall hunt and find that elusive mule deer buck.
Dr. Michael Bankhead has directed orchestras around the world and is also a household name for many in the Uintah Basin arts community. As the artistic director of the Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus, Dr. Bankhead has invested many hours in eastern Utah over the last 4 years and will likely spend many more in the years to come.
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"Activity Days" girls from a nearby LDS church group held a talent show for residents of the Vernal Beehive Home on Tuesday. Talents ranged from singing and piano playing to sharing drawinings and paintings.
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